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Lectures on India: also, descriptions of remarkable customs and personages in other pagan and Mohammedan countries


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Costumes and remarkable personages in India.--Lectures on India. Lecture I.-- Lectures on India. Lecture II.--A lecture on the condition of women in pagan and Mohammedan countries.--Curiosities and remarkable customs in pagan Mohammedan countries.--Description of the habits and superstitions of the Thugs; a sect who profess to be divinely authorized to plunder and murder.--Specimens of the Shasters, or sacred books of the Brahmins [with A description of the Shasters, by J. J. Weitbrecht].--Description of two pagan festivals, celebrated annually in Calcutta, at an expense of three millions of dollars, by Alexander Duff.--Superstitions of the Ashantees, especially those which lead them to sacrifice, on certain occasions, thousands of human victims


Publisher Boston, Published by C. Wright
Pages 304
Possible copyright status The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item.
Language English
Call number 5937155
Digitizing sponsor The Library of Congress
Book contributor The Library of Congress
Collection library_of_congress; americana

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